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Web Based Development And Delivery Of Course Material On Maintenance Engineering

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2003 Annual Conference


Nashville, Tennessee

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June 22, 2003

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June 22, 2003

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June 25, 2003



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ASEE Multimedia Session

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8.1292.1 - 8.1292.6

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Belle Upadhyaya

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Web-based Development and Delivery of Course Material on Maintenance Engineering

B.R. Upadhyaya, H Woo Nuclear Engineering Department, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

ABSTRACT The objective of this technology enhanced course material development is to create instructional objects that are suitable for both synchronous presentation and for use as web- based modules for students accessing the material anytime and anywhere. This project has been undertaken as part of the effort by the College of Engineering at The University of Tennessee for enhancing the delivery of instructional material. The development and demonstration of the web-based teaching material is focused on one of the modules used in the college-wide course entitled Introduction to Maintenance Engineering. The module incorporates interactive course material, examples, PowerPoint slides, and video clips of rotating machinery in operation.

1. Introduction Introduction to Maintenance Engineering is one of the courses that was developed under a National Science Foundation Combined Research Curriculum Development (NSF- CRCD) project at The University of Tennessee. This is presented as a distance education course and consists of twelve modules. The course presents the principles of various maintenance technologies as they are practiced by the U.S. industry. The module selected for web-based delivery and enhancement is entitled Vibration Analysis and Machinery Condition Monitoring. The material enhancement has been developed in cooperation with the University of Tennessee Department of Instructional Technology, Curriculum, and Evaluation (ITCE) within the College of Education, and uses the Macromedia Web Design Studio. The course is currently delivered in the synchronous mode using the Centra Symposium platform. Centra Symposium is a platform for distance delivery of instructional material in the synchronous mode.

The important features of this technology enhanced course material development include the following:

• Design of a web-based module on Vibration Analysis and Machinery Monitoring. This module consists of several animations. • Development of an interactive visual-based analysis of a second order damped vibrating system. This module, developed in FLASH Action script, has the capability to illustrate the effect of changing spring and damping parameters. The graphical plot and the physical animation are seen simultaneously. • An interactive CD-ROM of the module that includes links to several related topics, PowerPoint presentations, video clips, and text material. • Development of a data acquisition and analysis module that is integrated into the

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Upadhyaya, B. (2003, June), Web Based Development And Delivery Of Course Material On Maintenance Engineering Paper presented at 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.

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